As part of the district’s commitment to ensure the well-being of its students, the Voorheesville Central School District conducted a School Climate Survey this spring. The survey solicited feedback from grade 5-12 students, staff and guardians.
On June 5, Superintendent Frank Macri presented the survey results to the board of education. He noted the survey shows that teacher connections with students are high, there are improvements in data on substance abuse and drug prevention and that student-to-student conflict resolution is an area to focus on improving.
What is the School Climate Survey?
The U.S. Department of Education develops the School Climate Survey as a common, reliable and nationally-validated measure for use by states, districts and schools.
The survey contains sections on school participation, physical and emotional safety, substance abuse and more. Participation is completely voluntary and strictly confidential. No personally identifiable information was requested or collected from any survey respondent.
Why do we conduct the School Climate Survey?
Examining the School Climate Survey results will allow VCSD to explore the aspects of our school climate that support a positive learning and working environment. We will use the data to consider where we can improve moving forward. We can celebrate our strengths, respond to areas of concern and monitor our progress. The district also conducted the survey in 2022 and will compare the results with this year’s survey.